A number of 9 governorship candidates who will seek votes on November 6 in Anambra have urged the federal government to release the leader of the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
This spanked after the federal government extended his trails months after detention declaring him as a terrorist.
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Following his trial, Anambra state resident have warned that the November 6 governorship election will not hold so far Nnamdi Kanu is still held captive.
Federal government also have vowed to destroy any being who would attempt to stop the incoming election on 6th.
However, the Anambra State governorship candidates in a public statement urged the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu for a peaceful election.
In their words, they said:
“We, the candidates in the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship Election, commit unequivocally to non-violence and the maintenance of peace throughout the duration of the election and beyond.”
“We urge all our supporters and other stakeholders to commit fully to these ideals and refrain from any act that may imperil the election.”
“In order to eschew all acts that may torpedo the forthcoming election, we urge the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers and representatives of Igbo archbishops and bishops.”
“We urge the Federal Government to take urgent steps to demilitarise the South-East zone and stem the heightened tension, skirmishes and endless bloodletting between the security agencies and our youths.”
“We urge IPOB not to do anything that would hinder or be seen to be hindering the smooth running of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State and to cancel all scheduled sit-at-home orders, as these have already caused untold hardship for our people.”
“We call on the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Armed Forces, other security agencies and all stakeholders to discharge their mandates in accordance with law and in a fair and just manner”